Art exhibitions at Kendal Mountain Festival presented by Thornbridge Brewery
Mountaineering has produced the biggest body of artistic work of any sport – bar none. Spreading out from the festival hub at the Brewery Arts Centre is a network of art that reflects the diversity of the mountains and the mountain experience. These exhibitions are presented by Thornbridge Brewery.
This year we welcome the following artists:-
Cumbrian artist Derek Eland spent April-May 2016 at Everest Base Camp, the first artist to spend the entire climbing season working there. During his residency he created a confessional style Diary Room at Base Camp and asked everyone there to write down what Everest meant to them and why they were there. Read more....
Belfast based Dan Shipsides presents a series of collages is derived from Dan’s collection of ‘vintage’ Mountain magazine. Mountain magazine was a seminal publication which ran from the late 1960’s to the mid 1990’s. It was a particularly significant for its beautiful minimal design which was based on fantastic cover imagery and the lack of visual clutter, adverts or content info on the cover page. Read more....
Mark Murphy, is a Birmingham based graphic designer and artist. He runs an independent design studio called ‘surely creative design' and in recent years as a reaction to 20+ years of screen work, has started to create hand cut paper collages. These graphic compositions draw on discarded printed material from the last 60 years. Read more....
Ben Tibbetts is an adventure photographer and IFMGA mountain guide based in Chamonix and the UK. He specialises in working in remote and cold environments. He has spent nearly 2 years working in the Antarctic and over four months in Greenland. In Europe he is usually preoccupied with climbing long Alpine routes of all different styles and difficulty. Over the last few years he has been working on a large format photographic guidebook on the finest routes on the 4000m peaks of the Alps. Read more.....
Ashely Cooper is a Lake District based photographer who hopes to give the world a "wake-up call" with his dramatic images on climate change. This free exhibition titled 'Images from a Warming Planet' is also to coincide with the publication of Ashley's book of the same name. Among the book's 500 striking images is that of a dead polar that had walked 500 miles in search of food when there was no sea ice on the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago. Read more.....
Regarding the landscape
Artists with personal views of mountain landscape bring their various experiences as climber, guide, rescuer and walker to their art work in a selling exhibition of photography, paintings and prints in ARTSPACE at Kendal's dynamic creative hub The Factory, Aynam Road, Kendal.
Showing work by Dave Cuthbertson, Joy Grindrod, David Penn, Pam Williamson and Jo Vincent: an artist working in fused glass with landscape themes.
Open 18th 19th 20th November 11am to 4pm.
Plus Friday 18th November 4pm: free illustrated talk by renowned environmental photographer Ashley Cooper on his quest of over more than a decade to document the impacts of climate change on every continent. His new book "Images from a Warming Planet" (out this month) will be available for sale and signing.